The Big Leap October 15th, 2010

Today was my last day at Openminds!

As some of you know I’ve been working with Openminds, a Belgian hosting and development company, for about 4 years now. I was their first employee, when the business was still vested in a small condo, and I’ve grown with it while the company moved 2 times to bigger locations, and only got bigger and better. I already knew my way around computers, but during my time at Openminds I learned a whole lot more about servers and hosting. I also met Ruby and Rails there, I got to learn it, and I can say I’ve become a professional Ruby programmer now. I’ve also enjoyed working with the colleagues there, who are all the best at what they do.

But now it’s time to take the big leap, and no longer take the safe bet of being an employee. From now on I’m an Entrepreneur! A few months ago my colleague Jens asked me and Tijs to start a new business with him, and after some days I was sure now was the moment!

We’ll be doing what we’re good at:

  • Consultancy in web-applications, from starting a new app to rescuing a dying one and optimizing an existing one.
  • Convert good idea’s into full fledged web applications
  • Give regular web applications an awesome mobile interface.

I will be responsible for the Ruby-department of this story, with Ruby consultancy and Ruby development. I’ll also share my expertise in server-setups with our customers.

The first weeks of this plan we were known as Unnamed BVBA, but as of today we’ll be known as SumoCoders, where we’ll wrestle applications and code like real rikishi (wrestlers, “literally men of power”)


More info (in dutch) on our website

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